Last week I had the good fortune to attend Peggy Cappy's "Yoga for the Rest of Us" teacher training. This was the second time around for me as I was a student in the 2009 class. I joked with Peggy when I arrived that I was there for remedial training - and in a way, I was. I learned so much last year and was able to put that training to good use with my class in Topsfield as well as the class in Naples, Florida. But, there's always room for improvement. I was eager to meet new yogis/yoginis and to observe different styles of teaching. We had a super group this year - all warm and welcoming - and highly motivated. It was wonderful for me to reconnect with Carol, Pat, and Linda from the class of 2009. They've all been so helpful and supportive to me this past year.
Peggy, as always, was an absolute delight and just so inspring. See for yourself - there's a photo of her on the right doing a very elegant split!!!!
It was a full week of activities, student teachings, observations, etc. One of the highlights of the week for me was watching an iMovie that was created by Ellie, our class photographer. I know I won't be able to do it justice with my description, but suffice to say this movie summed up just what yoga for the rest of us is all about. She had photos of a number of people from her yoga class - all shapes and sizes. Accompanied by music, smiles, and beautiful captions, I found it very moving.
I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this training. Once again, I am re-motivated to be the best yoga teacher I can be.